When called upon, the Green Vale community rises to the occasion to help others in need. Whether a quick response to an unexpected disaster such as Hurricane Dorian or a significant annual undertaking such as the provision of Thanksgiving meal items for Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club families, students, teachers, and importantly, parents, know how to mobilize.
Moved by the "generational destruction" caused in Bahamian communities left with literally nothing, the Upper School Executive Board and Student Council organized the collection of supplies to send to victims. More than 50 boxes of donated clothes and baby supplies were collected and sent to the Salvation Army's disaster relief facility in Atlanta.
To complement a day of Halloween fun for the whole campus, there is always a school-wide service project. This year, GVS partnered with the Knit for Kids Foundation to use yarn made by women in rural Rwanda to knit hats for hospitalized babies with families at the Ronald McDonald House. (Knitting was fun and easy using special kits that made the students' efforts quite productive, even with no experience.)
In addition, families collectively donated 100 of each wish-list item including pasta, gravy, coffee, cornbread, rice, stuffing, cranberry sauce. These will be assembled into Thanksgiving baskets to be distributed by St. Christopher-Ottilie, Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club, and Glen Cove Middle School.